You’re More Likely to Die if You Take Sleeping Pills
Some foods can kill you, and it turns out that a good night’s sleep can do it too–IF you use sleeping pills. According to a recent study, patients taking prescription sleep aids on a regular basis were nearly five times as likely as non-users to die over a period of two and a half years, and even people who took fewer than 20 pills a year were at risk. They were also more likely to develop cancer. Americans filled 60 million prescriptions for sleeping pills last year, up from 47 million in 2006.